Game 2011.46: Tigers at Pirates

Short and sweet for the W.

29 Comments

  1. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Smokey says I’m sitting some of the slumping guys in the lineup on Sunday so he plays Raburn .206 for Dirks .286.. and Sizemore .206 for Santiago .293…why does that make perfect “Leyland ” sense…….fire him today please!

    • Mr X

      May 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      I got no problem with the line-up. When a good lefty pitcher is starting against us, I’d expect to see Leyland use a heavy right handed line-up. From 2008 to 2010, Paul Maholm has dominated lefty hitters. He has a .552 opposing OPS vs Lefty hitters and .815 vs Righties.

  2. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    How about the “Mendoza brothers” Inge Raburn Sizemore all in the lineup today. Luckily the UM regional softball game is on so you can flip back and forth to players who can actually hit!!!

    • Mr X

      May 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      I heart Peralta. Looks like he’s having a breakout year.

  3. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    attaboy.!!…Jhonny

  4. Coleman

    May 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    We won the Raburn Roulette

  5. Baseball Name Police

    May 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Chris Resop is pitching under an assumed name, that last name is clearly made up. It spells “Poser” backwards.

  6. R3L2O Police

    May 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Mr. Inge, you are under arrest.

  7. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Inge reinforces the Mendosa Bros Stat line

  8. Mr X

    May 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Porcello had a OK no-hit bid there.

    • Mr X

      May 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Tailor made double play. Nice job Porcello.

  9. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Does Porcello know the “Blowpen” will not help him today???? its 8 innings or nothing

  10. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    thats the last thing I thought would happen….wow out of a jam

  11. Coleman

    May 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Rick Porcello at the plate > Sizemore, Raburn, Inge

  12. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    that officially confirms the fact that Porcellois a better hitter than any of the Mendoza Bros..Inge,,Raburn,,Sizemore and Jackson

  13. Mr X

    May 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Man, that home plate umpire sucks. It seems like every bad call goes against the Tigers.

  14. Mr X

    May 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Raburn !!! Oh no, just a little bit foul.

  15. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    lets see….. a lead off single with 3 of the Mendoza Bros coming up in arow,,,,that had zero possibilities of success…….

    • Mr X

      May 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      Raburn almost went deep. He had the distance, but it hooked foul. It probably missed the foul pole by <10 feet.

      • Coleman

        May 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

        Yes, that was his prettiest strikeout of the day so far.

  16. judpma

    May 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    The starting pitching does it again…I wonder if any team has more quality starts than the Tigers…seems like there is one almost everyday

  17. Coleman

    May 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Nooooo! Leave Ricky in! He barely has 80 pitches!

    • JOE Z

      May 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      so upsetting

  18. Mr X

    May 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Another great game for Porcello. That’s 6 games in a row for him, where’s he’s given up 2 or fewer runs.

  19. Coleman

    May 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Welcome to the Blowpen

  20. Coleman

    May 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    That was a good old-fashioned Todd Jones Rollercoaster save

  21. Mr X

    May 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    What a roller coaster that was.

  22. Kevin in Dallas

    May 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Leyland on Benoit returning to the 8th inning role after a hiatus of 1 game.

    “I’d have liked to go a little bit longer [working him along],” Leyland said, “but with some of the kids struggling, I’ve just got to hope he gets the job done.”

    • Vince in MN

      May 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      And he will use him there, because that is what 8th innings are for. I’m actually surprised he didn’t take Porcello out after 7 innings yesterday.